Welcome to Paradise
If you’re wondering how to spend one week in Bali, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve visited the “Island of the Gods” on six separate occasions now, and have even lived here for a couple months, and it’s become one of my favorite islands in the world!
With it’s unbelievably delicious food, friendly locals, beautiful temples, stunning waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, epic landscape, and wild nightlife – it’s safe to say that there’s a little something for everyone in Bali.
While I would highly encourage you spend more than just one-week in Bali, I understand that some people have tighter time restraints for their travels. So I put together this fun Bali travel guides for 7 days, and hope you can find it useful! It’s filled with the best destinations, cafes, food, bars, etc – and everything I’d recommend you to check out while visiting this little slice of paradise.
So take a look at my one week in Bali Itinerary, and feel free to contact me with any questions you have!
Update: I just finished writing a behemoth of an article titled “The ULTIMATE Bali Itinerary | How To Plan the Perfect Bali Vacation“, so give that one a read as well!! It’s one of the most comprehensive Bali guides you’ll read!
Arriving to Bali | Important Info
Okay, so you’ve managed to make it to Bali, get through immigration, and collect your bags…? Great! Now, I must warn you that the worst part about visiting Bali is getting out of the airport!
You will be harassed by dozens of guys asking you for a taxi/ transport, and it can be relaly overwhelming. I’d strongly recommend booking yourself a Bali Airport Private Transfer for $15 and save yourself the stress.
Just like most developing countries, corruption and scamming tourists is quite common in Bali, and I just don’t trust the taxi system. I’ve used this Bali Airport Private Transfer before and I’d highly recommend it. It’s simple and just makes the arrival / hotel check-in process a lot more stress-free.
Bali Sim Card
Looking to stay connected while exploring Bali…? While most cafes, bars, and hotels have pretty reliably fast internet, I always think it’s best to have some data on your phone. As long as you have an unlocked smartphone, you can purchase a sim card at the airport.
These were the prices when I left in January 2019, but I don’t think they change all that often. I’ve ALWAYS used the simPATI and have never had any issues, and I would definitely recommend them.
For only one week in Bali, I think most people will be able to get away with the 17gb for 300,000 IDR, which is roughly $21.00 U.S.D.
Bali Travels Tips & Suggestions
- Let your banks know you are traveling and use the ATM’s to guarantee the best exchange rates. There are tons of places that offer currency exchange, and they are notorious for ripping you off!
- Hiring a car with a private driver is extremely affordable in Bali! You can spend a whole day exploring Mt. Kintamani, various temples, waterfalls, and a whole lot more.
- During this one-week itinerary, you could easily add a 1 Night Trip to the Gili Islands (substituted from Ubud).
- Enjoy the affordable Balinese massages as much as possible.
- Buy & drink the fresh coconut water to keep hydrated in the humidity!
Don’t Visit Bali without Travel Insurance!
While I never go anywhere without purchasing a travel insurance, it’s especially important for visitors coming to Bali! And as a digital-nomad who travels pretty much full-time these days, I was stoked when I heard about this travel insurance company called SafetyWing! It’s the world’s first International Travel Medical Insurance developed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, long-term travelers, and remote workers traveling or living abroad worldwide (but also works great for regular travelers as well).
Getting sick or injured abroad can be quite terrifying, and you want to make sure you’ve got some coverage. I’ve personally used SafetyWing, and really love that I found a a reliable and affordable travel insurance provider to give me peace of mine while traveling (and living) and in Bali.
It only costs $37*/ 4 weeks, which is 1/3rd price compared to the biggest competitor for similar coverage! But it’s also completely reliable, as SafetyWing is a Y-Combinator company and the policy is administered by Tokio Marine, one of the largest insurance companies in the world.
Southeast Asia can be a dangerous place, so please make sure you’re covered before you head out to Indonesia!